Originally Posted by cafiwam
Hypothetically if she was in the original trilogy, there would have been no reason to give up Luke and Leia and they would have been raised by Vader and the Emperor. The entire story would have to have redone, with perhaps Luke rebelling against his father and turning away from the life of a sith.
Indeed. Such a reality would have been more inspiring than the one created by Padmeīs death. Had she lived, the spirit of rebellion against the Galactic Empire would have been stronger and the fate of the galaxy a more natural one. We would have seen Padmeīs partisan soul versus Vaderīs imperial one and regardless of who would have won, we would have seen a purer, more flawless story unfold.